Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hooray!

My axillary ultra-sound this morning was perfect. Wooooooohooooooooo!!!!!!! Huge thanks for the good luck and good vibes that are keeping me healthy. I was thinking… Since my ex-cancer took 44 years to appear, I’m not due for more until I’m at … Continue reading

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Medicinal Deceit

Three weeks ago today, Mark lost his job. It was no laughing matter. But, thanks to a whack of relevant AD quotes, we laughed a lot that day. Often, it’s not what happens so much as how we frame it. This weekend, I … Continue reading

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We’re just not that starved for attention.

Life is short. And I’m the hard-earned new me. So, why must I continue to let braggarts, bullies and poseurs get under my skin? Really. I need to know why. So I can stop. Enough, already.

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Baked, Awake and Grateful

I’m extremely grateful that we’re alive and healthy and happy. Still, between the upheaval of Mark’s job juggling and health worries for myself and others, I’m feeling pretty run down. Run down yet sleepless. It could be worse. I could … Continue reading

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It never hurts to double-check.

Back in December, I got pretty freaked out about a line of lumps along my right arm. I fretted. I frenzied. And celebrated big when I got the good news. Two weeks ago, I had the long-awaited ultrasound and left … Continue reading

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I’m Reading at CensorFest

Let’s celebrate the power of creative expression — and the freedom to offend — Wednesday, February 23rd 8pm at the cozy, kitchy Raw Sugar Cafe at Censored Out Loud: Join a motley crew of writers, actors, musicians (including Lisa Poushinsky, Nichole McGill, Jesse Dangerously, Megan Jerome, Jessica … Continue reading

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It’s just something the body does when you shake it.

Hooping, it turns out, is perfect post-breast-cancer-treatment therapy. Almost. It challenges my co-ordination, balance and spatial awareness. It entirely occupies my mind. Its frantic, erratic arm movements sneak my damaged limb into places I thought I’d left behind. It allows … Continue reading

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Getting Lucky

Andrée suggested I post my thoughts on how to have a happy marriage. So here they are: Be lucky. Not much of a post, though, so I’ll add: Find the right person. Be the right person. Work together. Work apart. … Continue reading

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CousinFast

Three cheers for the six lovely ladies who made it, the six who didn’t, and to Betti for making this fabulous weekend happen.

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Can’t Wait for CousinFest

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A Delicious Whodunnit

Mr. Social Media hit the national TV screens again tonight. What that means for your weekend at 46:21. p.s. You can watch Mark’s Peace, Order and Googleable Government video, here.

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The Something of My Ways… Wisdom?

I took a timeout from teleworking today to enjoy a walk with Phaedra. As my ever-burgeoning buttocks bounced happily behind me, I wondered what tweaks to my daily habits might reverse that jiggling trend. A young man caught up to … Continue reading

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Lucky Us

Twelve years ago last September, Mark and I chose to start a family. Twelve years ago tomorrow, we chose to announce that decision. By gathering 10 friends each, meeting in our favourite restaurant, exchanging wedding vows. And introducing soon-to-be Lucy. … Continue reading

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I have dreams, Lindsay. Dreams…

Well, then, Tobias… follow those dreams. Make those dreams happen. — Tobias Funke, Visiting Ours Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but … Continue reading

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Here Comes the 10:15 Conniption, Right on Time

In the first few years after it, Jay and I laughed that our 7650 kilometre coast-to-coast cycling slog had eliminated all chances of future adventure. Once-thrilling ski and bike tours, tough as they were, left us unfulfilled. Our bang bar … Continue reading

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